Sebastian Vettel disqualified from Hungarian Grand Prix

The decision promotes seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to second place

Sebastian Vettel after the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary in Budapest. Photograph: Xavi Bonilla/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel after the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary in Budapest. Photograph: Xavi Bonilla/Getty Images

 

Sebastian Vettel lost his second-place finish in Sunday’s Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix after being disqualified by stewards for a fuel irregularity, a stewards’ statement said.

The German, who crossed the line 1.8 seconds behind first-time race winner Esteban Ocon, did not have enough fuel left in his Aston Martin to provide a sample after the race as required by the rules.

The decision moves Lewis Hamilton up to second, handing the Mercedes driver an eight-point lead over title rival Max Verstappen, who moves up to ninth.

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